Jennifer Ohman-Rodriguez

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As a child I loved listening to my family’s stories told over steaming cups of black coffee around old oak tables in small towns and farms across Minnesota. Today, I still love these stories and work to preserve them. Before becoming a writer, I worked in the early care and education field for twenty years. I taught in a variety of settings including childcare, traditional preschool, Head Start, and at the college level. In 1993 I earned a Master of Education degree from the Erikson Institute for Advanced Studies in Child Development in Chicago, Illinois. I then directed a preschool program, worked as a teacher trainer, and developed an inclusive arts program for preschool-age children in Wisconsin. I am the co-creator and served as the first coordinator of Quality through Accreditation, an early care and education quality enhancement program based in the Illinois and Iowa Quad Cities. Along with two other professionals, I presented ideas for raising early care and education quality at the National Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference (NAEYC) in 2007. Before becoming an educator, I was a professionally trained musician. My life and work intersect with music often and I am fascinated by the process of composing it. Currently I am a freelance writer and new seminary student at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. My curricular work is published by Augsburg Fortress, Sparkhouse, and Westminster John Knox Press. My magazine articles appear in Young Children, Young Children and the Creative Arts, QC Family Focus, The Lutheran, The Lutheran Digest, Zoay, Books Make a Difference, and The Living Lutheran. My work also appears in children magazines such as The Little Lutheran and The Little Christian.

 

 

 

 

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